Principal's Message

2022 - 2023 Principal's Message


Estudiantes y familias/ Parents and Students,


I am humbled and honored to return for my second year as Principal of John Muir Language Academy Spanish Immersion Magnet. This year we open our school year with not only brand new facilities, but also with an expansion of UTK, new staff members and a new guaranteed and viable curriculum aligned to the Spanish Common Core Standards.


With the launch of the new year, I am glad to share that we have worked side by side with our community to grow our practices. Here are some of the wonderful new things that our students will have access to:

  •  Grades K-2 - Art & Dance 
  •  Grades K - 5 - Music  
  •  Grades K - 2 & 6-8 ~ Theater
  •  GradesK-8 ~ Physical Education 
  •  Grades K-8 ~ Library Services & Programming 
  •  Grades 4-5 - Peace Patrol ( Elementary Student Leadership)
  •  Grades 7-8 - Associated Student Body (Secondary Student Leadership)


Our team is focused on ensuring that our students receive a rigorous and supportive instructional program.  This upcoming year, our teachers will be working with consultants and district departments to elevate and enhance the learning experiences for our children.  In collaboration with partners, we will engage in:


Literacy Acceleration Program - Teachers and Aides  will work with Okapi, a literacy consultant, to increase their knowledge of Biliteracy strategies, progress monitor students and if needed provide literacy interventions in small groups to ensure that our students are meeting and accelerating in literacy. 


San Diego County of Education Dual Language Framework- Teachers will collaborate and receive professional development & learning opportunities to refine their lens on the Dual Language Framework 

Restorative Community - Throughout the year, our site will work alongside SDUSD’s Restorative Justice Department and the National Conflict Resolution Center to provide Staff and Parents with training on the Restorative Practices & Strategies to ensure that our site provides a Safe, Supportive & Collaborative Culture for ALL students at Muir.

I am so thankful that our school site will welcome new students and families for the 2022-2023 school year. I want to thank our teacher leaders and our John Muir Association of Parents for their feedback and collaboration. As a community committed to continuous improvement we can not grow without authentic and reflective feedback. It is with great excitement that I wish each and every child, family and staff member a successful year! 


En Servicio a nuestros estudiantes, padres y miembros del equipo!


Mil Gracias!!


Stanley Anjan 


John Muir Language Academy 

Spanish Immersion UTK-8 Magnet

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